Simon "Beau" Beaulieux oozed sensuality-from his bedroom eyes to his broa shoulders to his lilting Louisiana drawl. Kit Colfax knew the prish chief of police always got what he wanted, but to protect her future she couldn't let him have his way or her. Kit sought to put Beau's thieving cousin behind bars. Beau sought to stop her. And painful eperience had taught Kit how powerful men operated...and manipulated. Well, not this lady. Not this time. Sure, Beau made her feel as she never had before. Made her want to trust him as he so unwaveringly trusted in his cousin's innocence. But was that a lover taling, or a deceiver bent on saving his family...whoever paid the price?